Iraq charity worker feared killed – Nov 16, 2004

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CNN.com – Iraq charity worker feared killed – Nov 16, 2004

The director of CARE International in Iraq, who was kidnapped last month, has apparently been killed, the humanitarian organization says.

I am saddened to read about the death of Margaret Hassan. This is really awful. It’s all awful, really. But this story, for some reason, touched a nerve in me. I feel just awful.

CARE Hostage Faces Transfer to Al-Zarqawi

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Yahoo! News – CARE Hostage Faces Transfer to Al-Zarqawi

The kidnappers of aid worker Margaret Hassan threatened to turn her over to al-Qaida-linked militants notorious for beheading hostages unless Britain agreed within 48 hours to pull its troops from Iraq (news – web sites), Al-Jazeera television reported Tuesday.

I was wondering what was going on with Margaret Hassan, and it looks like things are not going well. This is horrible. I hope they release her, but these are stubborn people. What a horrible, horrible, depressing mess.

Abducted Aid Worker Pleads for Life

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Yahoo! News – Video: Abducted Aid Worker Pleads for Life

Margaret Hassan, the kidnapped director of CARE International in Iraq (news – web sites), wept and pleaded for Britain to act to save her life in a video aired Friday. “Please help me. This might be my last hours,” the gaunt Hassan begged, shaking with fear and burying her face in a tissue.

I’ve been extremely distressed by this all morning. I heard about the video on the morning hews and they played the part of the video where she saying “these might be my last hours.” Ever since I heard this I’ve had a stomachache. I don’t even know what to say about it. Except that I hope this stops very soon. I am so tired of watching innocent people getting beheaded. It is damn disturbing. Those poor people. This poor woman..What she must be going through. I can’t imagine. It’s truly a nightmare. I hope that she survives this. I hope they take pity on her because she is a woman and she has been helping the Iraqi people and is a citizen of Iraq. May God help her.